FlexGuard Ground Based

Cost Effective Safety Railing for Ground Applications

FlexGuard Ground Based railing systems are weldless guardrail Systems that Exceed OSHA Safety Standards. Whether you need to protect workers, pedestrians or equipment, our guardrail systems provide a cost efficient, safe and effective railing solution.

Cost Effective OSHA Guardrail

Welded railing solutions are often dangerous requiring special permits and expensive labor. FlexGuard Ground Based railing requires no specialized labor, permits or tools. Instead, FlexGuard Ground Based is OHSA railing that can be installed by any contractor or maintenance personnel. Our OSHA railing system is quickly and easily installed saving you time and even more money.

Sturdy Modular Railing

FlexGuard Ground Based railing systems are not welded. The galvanized components form sturdy connection with hidden set screws that remain intact keeping the railing rust free. These strong, rigid connections make our guardrail systems corrosion resistant, and longer lasting than inferior powder coated systems with welded joints.. Because FlexGuard Ground Based railing is modular. if a section of the rail does become damaged it can easily be replaced.

Industrial Guardrail Exceeds OSHA Standards

Our Ground Based railing systems are safe, affordable and sturdy guardrail solutions that offer incredible versatility. designed to exceed OSHA standards, FlexGuard railing systems are perfect for industrial and outdoor applications. After decades of use, we know our guardrail systems match the durability any comparable welded railing system.

flexguard-ground-based-railing-system-2

FLS – The Guardrail Experts

The expert engineers and installation professionals at FLS are ready to help in whatever way is needed to complete your guardrail project. With a few measurements, sketches, and phone conversations we can help you assemble the necessary list of parts for building an OSHA compliant guardrail. If you have questions about the applicable OSHA codes or the capabilities of our guardrail system, please contact us.

Site Assessment
If you would like our assistance with the design of your railing project, our engineers are available to review your site and configure a guardrail system that meets OSHA standards.

Turn Key Installation
The FlexGuard Ground Based railing system is simple enough for any contractor to install. However, if you are looking to outsource your railing job, we offer a complete installation services.

Project  Inspection
Flexible Lifeline Systems provides inspection services to ensure your guardrail system is OSHA compliant after the installation is complete.

flexguard-ground-based-railing-system-1

OSHA Compliant Railing for Any Application


FlexGuard Ground Based Railing Systems have unmatched versatility and are suited to a variety of environments. Our safety rail and guardrail systems can be designed to fit with existing and new structures. Where aesthetics are important, all components of our ground based railing systems can be powder coated in their entirety to any RAL color allowing the system to coordinate with the building color when needed.

flexguard-ground-based-commercial-railing

Commercial

This versatile railing solution protects ramps, stairs, walkways and virtually any commercial application.

flexguard-ground-based-residential-railing

Residential

When aesthetic railings are needed in residential environments, our modular railing solution looks great without sacrificing functionality.

flexguard-ground-based-municipal-railing

Municipal

FlexGuard is ideal for municipal applications such as water treatment plants. The galvanized components are corrosion resistant and is designed to connect to an aluminum toeboard.

flexguard-ground-based-ADA-railing

ADA Compliant

A smooth handrail surface is required by the ADA. Flexible Lifeline Systems offers an entire line of fittings in order to meet this standard.

flexguard-ground-based-stair-railing

Stairs

FlexGuard system components include special stair fittings that make it possible to angle top rails and mid rails along steeply angled surfaces as needed.

flexguard-ground-based-ramp-railing

Ramps

FlexGuard system components also include ramp base fitting making it possible to have uprights that can be customized for ramps of inclines between 3° and 11°

flexguard-ground-pedestrian-railing

Pedestrian Guardrail

Protect pedestrians with clean looking modular railing at entrances, exits, curbs, drop offs or any other potential fall hazard.

flexguard-ground-based-offset-railing

Offset

FlexGuard Ground Based railing also features a complete line of offset bases that can attach your railing to the side of a walking surface.

flexkit-railing-system-2

Machinery

Highly visible guardrail protects protect workers and machinery from warehouse traffic.

flexguard-ground-based-infill-panel-railing

Infill Panels

Our FlexGuard system features custom infill panels that are available in a variety of styles. Discuss what kind of infill panel you need with your FLS sales engineer.

flexguard-ground-based-demarcation

Demarcation

Many facilities use painted lines on the floor to delineate walk path areas and safe zones.  These painted lines deteriorate quickly and are potentially unsafe by relying on the person to pay attention to what is on the ground and not what’s in front of them.  A ground based guardrail can provide superior delineation in separating people from hazardous areas.  

flexguard-ground-based-dock-railing

And More

Whether you need safety railing for docks, fencing for animals, or any other guardrail or safety railing application, FlexGuard Ground based can offer a cost effective, sturdy, OSHA compliant solution.

OSHA Regulations that Apply to Safety Railing Installation

The OSHA regulations that apply to guardrail and safety railing can be found in section 1910.29. Following are the specific sections most directly related to guardrail construction requirements. Our FlexGuard railing systems meet or exceed all of these OSHA requirements:

1910.29(b)(1) The top edge height of top rails, or equivalent guardrail system members, are 42 inches (107 cm), plus or minus 3 inches (8 cm), above the walking working surface. The top edge height may exceed 45 inches (114 cm), provided the guardrail system meets all other criteria of paragraph (b) of this section (see Figure D-11 below).

Figure D-11 Guard Rail Systems

1910_23_FigD-11-cropped

1910.29(b)(2) Midrails, screens, mesh, intermediate vertical members, solid panels, or equivalent intermediate members are installed between the walking-working surface and the top edge of the guardrail system as follows when there is not a wall or parapet that is at least 21 inches (53 cm) high:

1910.29(b)(2)(i) Midrails are installed at a height midway between the top edge of the guardrail system and the walkingworking surface;

1910.29(b)(2)(ii) Screens and mesh extend from the walking-working surface to the top rail and along the entire opening between top rail supports;

1910.29(b)(2)(iii) Intermediate vertical members (such as balusters) are installed no more than 19 inches (48 cm) apart; and

1910.29(b)(2)(iv) Other equivalent intermediate members (such as additional midrails and architectural panels) are installed so that the openings are not more than 19 inches (48 cm) wide.

1910.29(b)(3) Guardrail systems are capable of withstanding, without failure, a force of at least 200 pounds (890 N) applied in a downward or outward direction within 2 inches (5 cm) of the top edge, at any point along the top rail.

1910.29(b)(4) When the 200-pound (890-N) test load is applied in a downward direction, the top rail of the guardrail system must not deflect to a height of less than 39 inches (99 cm) above the walking-working surface.

FlexGuard Ground Based Railing System Photo Gallery


Download Literature


  • How Can We Help?

    Our fall protection experts are available to answer your questions. Complete this form or call 1-800-353-9425.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Rooftop Fall Safety Solutions

Select below for more information about specific rooftop safety solutions.

Rooftop Lifelines

Roof Anchors

FLS Multispan Lifeline Systems are versatile, economical solutions that equip rooftop workers with continuous, active fall protection.

Learn More

Crossover Ladder Platforms

Crossover Ladder Platforms

A modular solution for safely crossing obstructed rooftops. There are multiple risks to rooftop workers that don’t involve falling over the edge.

Learn More

Ladder & Cage Systems

Ladder & Cage Systems

The two most common solutions for ladder fall arrest systems are cable based vertical lifelines and ladder davits with self-retracting lifelines.

Learn More

Vertical/Inclined Systems

Vertical/Inclined Systems

The two most common solutions for ladder fall arrest systems are cable based vertical lifelines and ladder davits with self-retracting lifelines.

Learn More

Skylight Guards

Skylight Guards

Versatile, OSHA-compliant skylight covers. Our skylight screens provide cost effective and easy-to-install protection from falls through skylights.

Learn More

FlexTraxx

FlexTraxx

The FlexTraxx system provides a secure attachment eye that combines with the weatherproof characteristics of a traditional ridge piece.

Learn More

Freestanding Rooftop Anchor

Freestanding Rooftop Anchor

The freestanding rooftop anchor provides worker safety at heights where there is a requirement to access flat roofs or structures.

Learn More

FlexGuard Permanent

FlexGuard Permanent

Freestanding rooftop fall protection railing. FlexGuard Permanent is a freestanding guardrail system that does not penetrate the roof membrane.

Learn More

FlexGuard Portable

FlexGuard Portable

FlexGuard Portable safety railing is a mobile guardrail system that is made up of modular sections and weights.

Learn More

FlexGuard Parapet

FlexGuard Parapet

Mounting FlexGuard Parapet railing directly to the parapet is a cost-effective way of implementing rooftop fall protection.

Learn More

FlexGuard Topfix

FlexGuard Topfix

Flexible Lifeline System’s metal roof railing solution that will protect your employees from harm and your company from liability.

Learn More

FlexLine Warning System

FlexLine Warning System

On elevated work surfaces, the FlexLine Warning Line System can be used to mark off a safe work area.

Learn More

FlexWalk

FlexWalk

The FLS Modular Rooftop Walkway provides a safe walking surface that protects the rooftop and any workers who require roof access.

Learn More

Hatch Kits

Hatch Kits

FLS Hatch Kits prevent falls into open hatches, and promote safe entry and exit of rooftop openings for workers.

Learn More

Skylight Guardrails

Skylight Guardrails

The FLS Skylight Guardrail is a freestanding fall-protection solution for use around skylights, roof lights, and dome lights.

Learn More

Custom

Custom

We can design and manufacture custom solutions per your requirements.

Learn More

  • How Can We Help?

    Our fall protection experts are available to answer your questions. Complete this form or call 1-800-353-9425.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.